Calendula, also known as Calendula officinalis, is a bright and cheery botanical that has long been prized for its skin-soothing properties. As Rumi once said, “The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.” And, indeed, the benefits of calendula seem limitless, making it a valuable addition to any natural skincare routine.
With its vibrant golden petals and delicate, floral scent, calendula is a joy to behold and use. It is also a potent source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, making it ideal for calming and rejuvenating sensitive, delicate skin. In fact, calendula is so gentle that it is often used in natural skincare products for infants and those with sensitive skin.
But the benefits of calendula extend beyond its calming properties. Studies have shown that calendula can help to promote the production of collagen, an essential protein for maintaining healthy, glowing skin (1). It is also rich in resins, volatile oils, and triterpenes, which make it an effective natural skincare ingredient for a wide range of skin concerns. Calendula is also rich in antioxidant compounds, making it a wonderful ally for the skin as we age. Antioxidants help to protect the skin from environmental stressors, such as pollution and UV radiation, and can help to prevent signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.
So, who should use calendula in their skincare routine?
The short answer is: anyone and everyone! Whether you have sensitive, oily, dry, or aging skin, calendula is a versatile and gentle botanical that can benefit all skin types. It is especially useful for those with sensitive or delicate skin, as it can help to calm and soothe irritation and inflammation.
If you’re looking to incorporate calendula into your skincare routine, consider using products that contain calendula extract or oil. Our nourishing face oils and soothing balms are formulated with the highest quality calendula to provide the ultimate in natural skincare. Every season, our fingers are sticky with resins as we grow, harvest, dry, and infuse mountains of Calendula into organic carrier oils. Our treasured Calendula extract is something we are truly proud of and is a key component in our skincare products.
If you’re ready to experience the soothing, nourishing benefits of calendula, consider trying our skincare products at Blooming Wild Botanicals. We are confident that you will love the way your skin looks and feels after using our products.
- Chen, H., et al. “Calendula officinalis: A review of its traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology.” Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines, vol. 14, no. 2, 2016, pp. 81-91.